Two vehicles collide at intersection of Hwys. 64 and 83 south of Liberal, those injured inlude newborn, 3- and 9-year-olds, plus three adults
• Daily Leader staff report
Two drivers and four passengers, including three children, were taken to Southwest Medical Center in Liberal Thursday following a two-vehicle collision in Beaver County, Okla.
A report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the accident occurred around 10 p.m. Thursday three miles north of Turpin, Okla., on U.S. Highway 83.
The OHP said a 2004 Chevy pickup, driven by Derek Scott Bozworth, 23, of Hooker, Okla., was westbound on U.S. Highway 64, while a second vehicle, a 2003 Cadillac pickup, driven by Maribel Magallanes, 30, of Perryton, Texas, was southbound on U.S. 83.
The report said Bozworth failed to stop for a stop sign, and the Chevy struck the Cadillac in the front fender and driver’s side door. The Chevy then ran off the right side of the road and overturned one-half time coming to rest on its top. The Cadillac continued southbound, ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a chain link fence.
Bozworth, Magallanes and four passengers in the Cadillac were taken to SWMC. Bozworth was admitted with trunk and internal injuries, and he is listed in good condition. Magallanes was admitted with head, leg, arm, trunk internal and trunk external injuries. She is listed in stable condition.
Jose M. Frias, age 9, of Perryton, was admitted with a head injury and was medi-flighted to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He is listed in serious condition. Anthony Frias, age 3, of Perryton, is also in serious condition after being admitted to SWMC with a trunk internal injury. He was also medi-flighted to Wesley.
The remaining two passengers are listed in stable condition, according to the OHP. Isela Frias, 26, of Perryton was admitted to SWMC with head and trunk internal injuries, while Karyme Solis, age 2-and-a-half-weeks, was admitted with a head injury.
Seat belts were equipped and in use in both vehicles, and child restraints were in use for Jose and Anthony Frias and Solis.